1979 in jazz
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|1979 in jazz|
|Decade||1970s in jazz|
|Music||1979 in music|
|Standards||List of post-1950 jazz standards|
|See also||1978 in jazz – 1980 in jazz|
This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1979.
- 23 – The 7th Nattjazz started in Bergen, Norway (May 23 – June 6).
- 25 – The 13th Berkeley Jazz Festival started in Berkeley, California (May 25 – 27).
- 1st day featured Al Jarreau, John Klemmer, Betty Carter, and Tony Williams Band
- 2nd day featured Weather Report, Sonny Rollins, and Pat Metheny
- 3rd day featured Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Jefferson with Richie Cole, and A Special Tribute to Charles Mingus: Joni Mitchell, Jaco Pastorius, Don Alias, Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams.
- 1 – The 8th Moers Festival started in Moers, Germany (June 1 – 4).
- 3 – David Murray and the Sunny Murray Trio recorded Live at Moers during this festival.
- 15 – The 2nd Playboy Jazz Festival was held at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, with Bill Cosby as emcee.
- 22 – The 26th Newport Jazz Festival started in Newport, Rhode Island (June 22 – July 1).
- 12 – Ella Fitzgerald performed at Montreux, accompanied by the Count Basie Orchestra, and her performance was released as A Perfect Match.
- 16 – Oscar Peterson performed at Montreux, accompanied by Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, released as the album Digital at Montreux.
- 21 – The 10th Concord Jazz Festival started at Concord, California (July 21 – 23, 28 – 30).
- The headline act on Friday night of the Bracknell Jazz Festival was Rocket 88, a boogie-woogie big band including Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts and Ian Stewart the "6th Stone" on piano along with bassist Jack Bruce, the Norwegian Jan Garbarek Group, London r'n'b legend Alexis Korner and an array of British horn-players.
- Nambassa 1979 was the largest music event in New Zealand.
- All That Jazz is released, an American musical film directed by Bob Fosse.
- Rova Saxophone Quartet: Removal of Secrecy
- Lesli Dalaba: Trumpet Songs And Dances
- Anthony Braxton: Alto Saxophone Improvisations
- Dollar Brand: African Marketplace
- Martial Solal: Four Keys
- Old And New Dreams: Old and New Dreams
- Terje Rypdal: Descendre
- Jack DeJohnette: Special Edition
- Andrew Cyrille: Nuba
- James Newton: Mystery School
- Art Pepper: Straight Life
- Anthony Davis: Hidden Voices
- Errol Parker: Doodles
- Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen: Dancing On The Tables
- Amina Claudine Myers: Song For Mother Earth
- George Lewis: Homage to Charles Parker
- Paul Motian: Le Voyage
- Bunky Green: Places We've Never Been
- John Surman: Upon Reflection
- Joseph Jarman: The Magic Triangle
- Max Roach & Anthony Braxton: One in Two
- Woody Shaw: Woody III
- Max Roach: Pictures In A Frame
- Ralph Towner: Solo Concert
- Kenny Wheeler: Around 6
- Billy Bang: Distinction Without A Difference
- Cecil McBee: Alternate Spaces
- Fred Anderson: Dark Day
- Al Di Meola: Splendido Hotel
- String Trio of New York: First String
- Pat Metheny: American Garage
- Billy Bang: Sweet Space
- Paul Lytton: The Inclined Stick
- Warren Vache: Polished Brass
- Eberhard Weber: Fluid Rustle
- Guenter Christmann: Weavers
- Michael Franks: Tiger in the Rain
- 5 – Charles Mingus (56), American upright-bassist, composer and bandleader.
- 31 – Grant Green (43), American guitarist and composer.
- 21 – Blue Mitchell (49), American trumpeter
- 25 – Stan Kenton (67), American pianist and composer.
- 9 – Wilbur Ware (56), American upright-bassist.
- 20 – Kenneth Kapstad, Norwegian drummer
- 26 – Mathias Eick, Norwegian trumpeter
- 20 – Jamie Cullum, British singer/songwriter, pianist, radio personality
- 10 – Tora Augestad, Norwegian singer and actor
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- "Nattjazz" (in Norwegian). Nattjazz. Archived from the original on 2016-03-22. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
- "U.C. Berkeley Jazz Festival 1979 Setlists". Setlist.fm. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
- "Joni Mitchell - A Chronology of Appearances". JoniMitchell.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
- "Moers International New Jazz Festival 1979". Moers Festival. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
- "Sunny Murray Trio – Live At Moers-Festival". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
- "Benny Goodman 1979-06-15 Playboy Jazz Festival, Los Angeles, California". Shnflac.net. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
- "Newport Jazz Festival 1979 Poster". Ebay.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
- "Copenhagen Jazz Festival - creating jazz history since 1979". Setlist.fm. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
- "Montreux Jazz Festival 1979 Setlists". Jazz.dk. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
- Yanow, Scott. Ella Fitzgerald - A Perfect Match at AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
- "North Sea Jazz Festival 1978". North Sea Jazz Festival. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
- "Rod Mason, Beryl Bryden – After Hours - Recorded Live At The North Sea Jazzfestival". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
- Yanow, Scott. Oscar Peterson - Digital at Montreux at AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
- "Concert Posters". DaveBrubeckJazz.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
- "Live at the Concord Jazz Festival (Japan Mini-LP)". Rogue Digital, LLC. Retrieved 2010-11-18.
- "25th Fujitsu Concord Jazz Festival 2 DISC SET". Paper Dolls. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
- "Louie Bellson Inferno!: 150 Mph/Dynamite CD". CD Universe. Retrieved 2010-11-29.
- "Dave Brubeck Back Home CD". CD Universe. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
- "Monterey Jazz Festival 1979 Poster". EarlNewmanPrints.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
- "Lesli Dalaba, Wayne Horvitz, Polly Bradfield - Trumpet Songs And Dances". Discogs. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
- "Jazz journal international, Volume 43". Billboard Limited. 1990.